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June 2022


Call for Proposals, ICTP's 2023 Scientific Calendar Activities

ICTP is planning its 2023 offering of conferences, workshops and schools—also known as its Scientific Calendar—and seeks proposals from the international scientific community for activities to include. The deadline for 2023 activity proposals is 30 September 2022. If you are proposing an activity for the first three months of 2023, please submit your proposal before 31 July 2022. This will make it possible for us to make a preliminary selection for the first three months of 2023 and inform the organisers as early as possible. For more details and to submit a proposal online, go to the Scientific Calendar proposal guidelines page.

Subir Sachdev Speaks at Joint ICTP/SISSA Colloquium

On 14 June, distinguished physicist Subir Sachdev delivered a colloquium at ICTP on "Quantum Entanglement at all Distances". His talk focussed on how quantum entanglement can occur on a macroscopic scale with trillions of electrons, leading to novel superconductors which can conduct electricity without resistance even at relatively high temperatures. These superconductors also display a “strange metal” regime in which individual electrons lose their identity. Related entanglement structures arise across the horizon of a black hole, and give rise to Hawking’s quantum paradox. Sachdev introduced and described these long-standing problems in two very different fields of physics, and reviewed progress in resolving them using insights from the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model. See the video recording here

ICTP Lecture Series Supports UN International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

ICTP hosted the second event in its series of high-level panel discussions in support of the United Nations' International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022). Titled "Artificial Intelligence for Detection and Attribution of Climate Extremes", the 23 June event featured talks by Dim Coumou, a professor of climate extremes and societal risk at Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands, and Robert Vautard, a meteorologist and climatologist at the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace, France. The two discussed how Machine Learning techniques could be used to detect climate extremes and attribute those extremes to global warming, helping to improve the accuracy of future risk projections. The ability to correctly communicate how global warming is connected with changes in extremes is of crucial importance for developing and planning mitigation and adaptation capacity. Watch the discussion here.


Regional Climate Change Modeling Postdoctoral Position

ICTP's Earth System Physics (ESP) section seeks applications for two postdoctoral positions in the broad areas of high resolution regional climate modelling, coupled regional earth system modelling, hydroclimate modelling and machine learning algorithm applied to climate data analysis. One of the two postdoctoral positions will be under the framework of the H2020 XAIDA (eXtreme events: Artificial Intelligence for Detection and Attribution) project. The application deadline is 15 July 2022. More details

Postdoc Position in Climate Dynamics and Variability

ICTP's ESP section has an additional postdoc opportunity in the broad areas of climate dynamics, climate variability and ocean-atmosphere interactions. Fellows must have completed a PhD in Meteorology, Oceanography, Climate Dynamics or related disciplines prior to the start of their Fellowship. Candidates who have experience in the research areas mentioned above and who obtained their PhD after 2017 will be given priority. The application deadline is 31 July 2022. More details

Call for ICTP Affiliated Centres: Deadline Extended

The ICTP External Activities Unit is broadening the scope of its Affiliated Centres programme to increase opportunities for scientists from developing countries to participate in ICTP training and education programmes. A call for applications for these new opportunities is now open; the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2022. Traditionally, ICTP's support to its Affiliated Centres financed postgraduate fellowships for PhD and masters students. The revised scheme goes beyond fellowships by supporting research and training initiatives at an institute or university department in a developing country that has or is planning to develop postgraduate programmes in physics, mathematics or related fields. More details

HyBOP Postdoctoral Position

ICTP is inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in the research project Hydrogen-Bond Networks as Optical Probes (HyBOP) funded recently within the ERC framework. The project is led by Ali Hassanali of ICTP's Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Section. The postdoctoral researchers will be part of a highly interdisciplinary team developing atomistic models to study the origins of glowing organic materials immersed in aqueous environments. The project involves strong collaborations with experimentalists and combines a synergy of electronic-structure, data-science, physical-chemistry and information-theory to investigate the origins of light-matter interactions in biology. The application deadline is 31 August 2022. More details

Upcoming deadlines

ICTP-Africa Joint School on Rainfall and Water Resources Management | (smr 3724)

Deadline: 15 July 2022

Conference on Regional Climate Modeling and Extreme Events over South America: results from the CORDEX-Flagship Pilot Study | (smr 3745)

Deadline: 15 July 2022

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Nuclear Structure and Decay Data: Experiment, Theory and Evaluation | (smr 3740)

Deadline: 17 July 2022

From Global to Coastal: Cultivating New Solutions and Partnerships for an Enhanced Ocean Observing System in a Decade of Accelerating Change | (smr 3731)

Deadline: 31 July 2022

School on Information, Noise, and Physics of Life | (smr 3736)

Deadline: 31 July 2022

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Radiation Protection in Image Guided Interventional Procedures | (smr 3743)

Deadline: 31 July 2022

Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Radiotherapy Dosimetry Audit Methodologies | (smr 3753)

Deadline: 31 July 2022

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